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Tangent - Add Geometric Shape, Pattern, Texture, and Frame Overlays and Effects to Your Photos

By Pixite LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


App Store Best of 2013
Previous Editor's Choice
New & Noteworthy in over 100 countries
Featured in the official iPhone 5s promo video

Tangent provides infinite opportunities to transform your photos into amazing works of art that can be shared and enjoyed, no matter what your level of artistry. It’s an incredibly easy way to elevate your photos into a new realm of creative expression.

"Tangent is a first-rate tool for creative types who enjoy working with photos." - TUAW

"It’s extremely easy to use, yet the colorful geometric effects you create with it are amazing." - LIFE IN LOFI

"Tangent transforms your iPhone snaps into trippy works of art." - THE NEXT WEB

Simply snap a shot or upload a photo from your Camera Roll and let your imagination take over. Select from a toolbox of dazzling frames, shapes, patterns, fills and blends, then apply. Drag, resize, rotate and zoom, add colors and adjust opacity–whatever inspires you. When you’re done, share instantly with friends or continue adding more layers by tapping “Retangent.” It’s that easy.

Tangent’s unique features:

- 35 easy-to-use, fully customizable styles that professionally combine shapes, patterns and blends for an amazing look
- 70 versatile shapes (26 out of the box)
- 68 background patterns (22 out of the box)
- 350 stunning combinations of blends and colors
- Exclusive art packs by Neal Dieker
- Simple-to-use slider lets you adjust colors and opacity
- Completely scalable–rotate, zoom, drag and resize
- Unlimited combinations of shapes, patterns, and blends that will completely transform any photo into a work of art
- Share instantly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Photos. Reimagined.

What's New in Version 1.7.4

Fixed Union popup bug
Added "All Photos" album that was missing in iOS 8.0.x
Fixed loading of large photos


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Customer Reviews

Truly Inspiring

Every time I get going on a picture, I actually feel like I'm expressing myself. I can use this effects in this app so easily that eventually I can put the precise emotions that I want into the piece im creating. There are so many good things to say.

One thing I would like to see added is that the gradient effects be more smooth in the transition rather than striated. I know this would probably take some real software upgrades but it would probably make them one hundred times more effective and beautiful.

Love this overall. Thank you

Great app, but crashes!!!

App force closes when opening photo library. It is a real bummer because it really is a nice photo app, when it works. I emailed support and they claim to be working on a fix, but they haven't released an update since March 2015. Reading through some other reviews, it appears this issue has been ongoing for some time. I would imagine if it was really a concern to them, a fix would've surfaced by now. I recommend NOT downloading because you'll be bummed and upset when it all of a sudden stops working on you. Hopefully Pixite proves me wrong and a fix/update will be released in the near future...

First app

This is the first app I bought from Pixite and it was confusing at first but once I actually read the simple instructions it was easy to master. The add shape packs also inspired even more creativity. Adding shapes on top of each other greatly enhanced and emphasized what I was trying to communicate with my photos and art. If you're new to Pixite apps I highly recommended this be your first Pixite app.

Tangent - Add Geometric Shape, Pattern, Texture, and Frame Overlays and Effects to Your Photos
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.4
  • Size: 79.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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